In June, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month programming lineup on KQED Public Television.
Premiere dates are listed below. Please click on each program for additional airdates and information.
Wednesday, 6/1 11pm Rugby Player This uplifting and stereotype-altering documentary tells the story of a mother, a son and what it takes to be a hero.
Monday, 6/13 9pm The Boy in the Dress- new
An adaptation of David Walliams’ book of the same name, The Boy in the Dress is a heart-warming story and a joyous celebration of difference and the irrepressible possibilities of the imagination.
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.
9pm Alfredo’s Fire
Alfredo Ormando’s fire in St. Peter’s Square leaves the Church, the press and the gay community scurrying to find meaning in his gesture.
Saturday, 6/4 5am The Day It Snowed in Miami
Learn about the political activism behind an equal-rights statute in Miami, and how it galvanized the gay rights movement in Florida and beyond.
Thursday, 6/9 5am Anyone and Everyone
Hear the stories of families from across the country, all connected by a common thread — a gay child.
noon POV “Out in the Night”
Examines the uphill battle of a group of African American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened.
Saturday, 6/11 5am Independent Lens “How to Survive a Plague”
This is the story of two grassroots coalitions — ACT UP and Treatment Action Group — who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Decades before the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
KQED 9 is available over the air on DT9.1, 54.2 and 25.1 and via most cable systems on Channel 9. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 9 SD and 709 HD) and on Wave (Channels 9 SD and 164 HD). It can also be found on DIRECTV and DISH satellite systems (Channels 9 SD and HD).
KQED Plus is available over the air on Channels 54, DT54.1, 9.2 and 25.2, and via many cable and satellite systems on either channel 10 or 54. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 10 SD, and 710 HD) and on DIRECTV (Channel 54 SD and HD) and DISH (Channel 54, SD only) satellite systems.
This schedule also lists programs airing on KQED Life (XFINITY 189, Channel 54.3 and Wave 157) and KQED World (XFINITY 190, Channel 9.3 and Wave 156).